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The Netherlands Court of Audit Thesis Prize

The Netherlands Court of Audit has inaugurated an annual Thesis Prize to promote research into issues of relevance to it. The first prize is worth €2,000. The second prize is worth €1,000 and the third prize €500. The winner of the first prize will also be invited to present the wining thesis to the Netherlands Court of Audit. Both master’s and post-master’s theses are eligible.

Eligible theses

  • Theses must have been approved by a Dutch university between 1 October 2019 and 30 September 2022.
  • Theses must have received a mark of at least 8.
  • Theses must consider the efficacy and functioning of government policy, accountability for public money, the role of institutions such as the Netherlands Court of Audit in a modern democracy or a related subject.

If your thesis is eligible, we warmly invite you to submit it for the Netherlands Court of Audit Thesis Prize! More information on the terms and conditions of entry and the procedure can be found in the regulations.

How to take part

You can apply to take part by submitting the following documents before 1 October 2022 via

  • a summary of your thesis in Dutch or English in less than 1,000 words (in PDF),
  • your entire thesis in Dutch or English (in PDF),
  • proof that your thesis received a final mark of at least 8, with confirmation from your supervisor,
  • your curriculum vitae (in PDF)

Announcement of the winners

The jury will announce the winners and contact them before the end of the year. The award ceremony will take place at the Court of Audit’s office in The Hague on Thursday 16 February 2023.